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Christmas Baking And Unplugging

If you know me, you know I love to bake. So for a foodie, what better time of the year than the holiday season? My holiday food memories growing up are vivid. Both my grandmothers had long established traditions of food on Christmas Eve and Christmas day: ham on one side of the family and prime rib on the other. Both my grandmas were wonderful cooks and entertainers so I have a rich heritage in celebrations.

Some of my favorite dishes from my Grandma Kumlien: fluffy, rich Yorkshire pudding that accompanied the prime rib and oyster stew on Christmas Eve. And cookies–she was a prolific baker at holiday time. My Grandma Syme is Norwegian so we had lefse (potato flatbread) and the most wonderful array of cookies: krumkake, rosettes, peanut butter balls, and more.

Apart from the food, holiday time is always a family time for us. We either traveled or hosted. This year, my sister and her husband are visiting and it is a precious time as we don’t get to see each other often. With that, I’m letting you know that I will be unplugged for a while. This will be my last blog until after the new year. I wish you and yours a peaceful holiday season.

And don’t forget our 12 Days of Christmas celebration on Becca Nation, our private fan Facebook group. You can join us here.